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  1. Contemporary Nordic Town House
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    Contemporary Nordic Town House

    With their light, white house that owes equal debts to its Nordic surroundings and to the Japanese provenance of its architects, a pair of design-minded art lovers are boldly making their mark on...

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Mark Seelen
    07.19.10

  2. Contemporary Modern in a Mid-Century Mecca
    House Tours

    Contemporary Modern in a Mid-Century Mecca

    When Andy Linsky, a realtor specializing in mid-century homes, and his partner Michael Thomas, set out to build a home of their own, they enlisted architect Ana Escalante to realize their vision....

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    05.01.13

  3. Contemporary Kansas Home with Wood Slatted Exterior Screen
    Houses We Love

    Contemporary Kansas Home with Wood Slatted Exterior Screen

    Architect Dan Rockhill tackled a tight budget and a steep slope to build a modern Midwest haven.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    06.11.13

  4. Contemporary Hints in Santa Barbara
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    Contemporary Hints in Santa Barbara

    Catch design observations and smart tips this month and throughout 2013 from our national partner ASID's talented roster of interior designers. Be sure to bookmark this page and visit weekly for...

    written by: Kerrie Kelly
    photos by: Steven Holmes
    01.22.13

  5. Contempo Luggage by Biaggi
    Product of the Day

    Contempo Luggage by Biaggi

    The more you travel, the more you notice a bag that tips over when you lug it onto the curb, won't fit in an overhead bin, adds unneccessary weight, and slowly but surely contributes to jetset...

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.12.12

  6. Container Cinema
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    Container Cinema

    As part of the cultural countdown to the winter Olympics in Vancouver 2010, media art group Springboard—a trio composed of architect Robert Duke, designers Keith Doyle and Iain Sinclair, and...

    written by: Ilana Diamond
    03.23.09

  7. Consumer Retorts
    Shops

    Consumer Retorts

    Chris Houston, the charmingly curmudgeonly owner of Modern Artifacts in San Francisco, is not your typical retailer. Though his shop is packed to the rafters with an eclectic and highly covetable...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    photos by: Chloe Aftel
    05.27.11

  8. Conflict Kitchen Rises Again
    Food

    Conflict Kitchen Rises Again

    If you're ever in Pittsburgh, you must swing by Conflict Kitchen for lunch—as I wrote in the December/January issue (and online here) it is an artist-run take-out window in Pittsburgh,...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    02.15.11

  9. Concrete Rug by Alex Chinneck
    Product of the Day

    Concrete Rug by Alex Chinneck

    London based artist Alex Chinneck plays with opposing objects in the Concrete Rug for the Sculpture House.

    written by: Olivia Martin
    04.09.13

  10. Concrete Proof: 9 Ways to Design with Cement
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    Concrete Proof: 9 Ways to Design with Cement

    Concrete may seem brutalist to some, but consider its many applications: buff, polished, waxed, and turned into panels for a facade. Here are nine Dwell homes that make incredible use of the material.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    09.19.13

  11. Concrete Planter by Pull + Push
    Product of the Day

    Concrete Planter by Pull + Push

    Quirky, concrete, and handmade, there's much to love about this planter ($58) by designer Nobuhiro Sato. Though the image below shows the vessel sprouting a bit of greenery, it can also be used as...

    written by: Diana Budds
    08.23.12

  12. Concorso d'Eleganza 2010
    Travel Reports

    Concorso d'Eleganza 2010

    On the banks of Lake Como, in the Lombardy region of Italy, rests the location of one of the most prestigious automobile events in the world, the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este....

    written by: Bret Robins
    photos by: Bret Robins
    05.24.10

  13. How they make it

    Concept

    On every scale, from cottage industry to mass market, production starts with research. Johnstone begins by scouring the globe for team members who have the right skills and design sense to match a...

    01.01.09

  14. Compound Addition
    House Tours

    Compound Addition

    A pair of environmentally attuned architects combined adjoining properties in a Los Angeles canyon to house their modernist menagerie.

    written by: Sarah Amelar
    photos by: Catherine Ledner
    05.13.09

  15. Compostmodern in Review
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    Compostmodern in Review

    This weekend, I attended Compostmodern, a conference hosted by the AIGA SF that discussed the role of designers and the future of the profession with respect to sustainability. Around 20 forward...

    written by: Diana Budds
    01.25.11

  16. Compostmodern 2009: This weekend!
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    Compostmodern 2009: This weekend!

    This coming Saturday, February 21, the second Compostmodern conference will take place at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. If it's anything like the inaugural event last year, it promises to be...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.19.09

  17. Compostmodern 09: Thinking Wrong with Project M
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    Compostmodern 09: Thinking Wrong with Project M

    One day at Compostmodern equals about a week in standard time, and much more if you add up the many hours' worth of Web-surfing that we'll all surely do in order to further explore the ideas...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.21.09

  18. Compostmodern 09: Saul Griffith Demands Heirloom Design
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    Compostmodern 09: Saul Griffith Demands Heirloom Design

    Saul Griffith knows how to deliver grim planetary outlooks with irreverent humor. His Compostmodern talk began with a slide of a contrarian T-shirt graphic that reads "Design won't save the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    02.23.09

  19. Compost Modern
    Post

    Compost Modern

    With the new year comes new resolutions and a general resolve to do better. Perhaps at the top of many of our lists is the question of how to live more responsibly. This February's conference,...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    12.31.08

  20. Composite Index
    My House

    Composite Index

    Corporate high-flyers and admitted neat freaks Bruce Thatcher and Kirsty Leighton couldn’t handle the chaos anymore. With two small boys and demanding jobs (he works in hedge funds, she&rsquo...

    written by: Nicola Twilley
    photos by: Matthew Williams
    01.11.10

  21. Compact Wooden Home in Japan
    Houses We Love

    Compact Wooden Home in Japan

    A distinctive wooden pattern lines the walls, floors, and ceilings of this compact home in Japan.

    written by: Winifred Bird
    05.14.13

  22. Community of Vision
    House Tours

    Community of Vision

    A mere eight miles from Mount Vernon, George Washington’s Georgian neoclassical plantation home, and just nine miles south of Old Town Alexandria, the colonial bastion that provides much...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    photos by: Eric Laignel
    03.16.09

  23. Community Building
    House Tours

    Community Building

    Completed in 2004, the Belmont Street Lofts—with their crisscrossing pattern of wood, metal, and glass—have settled neatly into their neighborhood, offering a contemporary complement to the...

    written by: Brian Libby
    photos by: John Clark
    01.17.09

  24. Commune Design Loves Japan
    Shops

    Commune Design Loves Japan

    Commune has good ideas. Opening Ceremony’s shop in Los Angeles? Good idea. Partnering with Heath Ceramics? Really good idea. Working with Japanese design company Landscape Products to...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    08.15.12

  25. Communal Living on a Budget in Brooklyn
    Finishing Touch

    Communal Living on a Budget in Brooklyn

    The Miner and a Major is an experiment in communal living and fantastical form. A New York story of creativity born from hardscrabble circumstance, the project grew out of the joint imagination of...

    written by: Mimi Zeiger
    photos by: Spencer Lowell
    02.24.11

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